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Old September 14th, 2018, 09:49 PM   #41
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Old November 14th, 2018, 09:08 AM   #43
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there is some big news coming out of there with the APEC summit and all

APEC summit in crime-ridden Port Moresby houses attendees on cruise ships
Papua New Guinea's capital lacks hotel space, ranks near bottom of world cities
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ABOARD THE PACIFIC JEWEL, PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Quoits deck, plunge pools and sunset yoga: For security and logistical reasons, thousands of delegates and journalists attending this year’s APEC summit are being quartered on hulking cruise ships.

“Like nothing on Earth” screams a slogan in huge dark lettering against their gleaming white hulls, moored off Papua New Guinea’s crime-ridden capital of Port Moresby. Indeed, few attendees can have experienced summit accommodation like it.

The 245-meter (804-foot) Pacific Jewel, where mainly journalists are housed, has 14 decks and berths for nearly 1,700 people, ranging from small interior cabins to spacious suites with an ocean view.

It boasts an array of restaurants and bars from the Mix Cocktail bar to the darker and jazz-filled Orient. Other entertainment includes the Marquee theater for shows and “Gatsby” and “Back to School” parties.

Those who have not had their fill of high-wire summitry can try “walking the plank” — being suspended by a rope 14 floors over the sea — or “rock climbing” up the ship’s funnel.

Others can try their luck at the casino, with plush blue-baize blackjack tables and dozens of blinking slot machines.

Sporting memorabilia adorns the walls, from “Magic” Johnson’s famous 32 LA Lakers shirt to stamps featuring the legendary Australian cricketer Donald Bradman.

Summit organizers turned to the cruise ships amid a lack of sufficient facilities in Port Moresby.

“We simply do not have enough hotel rooms in Port Moresby to accommodate all delegations,” admitted Justin Tkatchenko, minister in charge of APEC, in a recent parliamentary speech.

The other concern was how to keep officials safe in Port Moresby, one of the most dangerous cities on Earth. Carjackings have become commonplace, often carried out by the notorious raskol street gangs, and petty crime is rife.

The Economist Intelligence Unit this year ranked the city 136th out of 140 on its list of most livable places, above only Karachi, Lagos, Dhaka and war-torn Damascus.

Security is tight both onboard and onshore, with leaders like China’s President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence attending the summit — although Pence is staying in the northern Australian city of Cairns.

Just a kilometer from the Pacific Jewel lurk two menacing warships. Small police inflatables and jet skis patrol constantly.

Sharon Fernandes, assistant night manager aboard the Pacific Jewel, said the 650 staffers from 40 countries had to adjust from a cruise-ship mentality to essentially running a “flotel” for delegates. “For the first time we are a hotel, not a ship. We need to be more broad-minded and adjust to different mentalities,” said the 31-year-old from Mumbai.

Guests said they were happy to be offshore given the logistical difficulties and safety reputation of Port Moresby.

“I’m really pleased I’m on a cruise ship because it’s safer and more convenient. It’s better to stick with everyone else because the logistics are so difficult,” said one 26-year-old Hong Kong-based reporter.

One delegate also cited convenience as a key factor compared to staying in a hotel with security restrictions: “As a delegate, it’s not a bad thing being on a cruise ship because everything is laid on here. In a hotel, you are much more restricted.”

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God Bless Port Moresby!
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Old November 19th, 2018, 10:34 AM   #45
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good job on hosting Apec. looks like everything went with out any problems!
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Very nice pictures Rekarte! Can we get an update of the new towers in downtown?
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Do you have pics from those new towers?
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